Guide to the Firsts Reference Collection, 1906-ongoing
The Firsts Reference Collection contains files of notes and clippings documenting first instances in a variety of areas. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
- Record Group
- Firsts Reference collection
- Duke University. University Archives
- 0.5 Linear Feet, approx. 200 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The Firsts Reference Collection contains materials pertaining to the first instances of notable happenings in areas such as sports, employment, degrees awarded, and similar subjects.
Access to the Collection
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.
Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.
Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Firsts Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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The Firsts Reference Collection was compiled by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
Processed by Thomas Harkins, August 2009
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2010